A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Eclipse 2024

April 8, 2024
Emilie Phillips

We saw the total solar eclipse. We figured we would wait until the week of to see where the weather was good. Anywhere from the Adirondacks to the Maine woods is within a two hour flight. In some ways that was good. New York ended up cloudy. However, we got surprised that many airports within […]

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Playing at Fowler-Hilliard

February 29, 2024
Emilie Phillips

This day was the reward for our hard work. Isaac had agreed to the whole notion of climbing back up a mountain solely so he could ski laps today.

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Rest day in Basalt, Colorado

February 27, 2024
Emilie Phillips

We decided to take a rest day at the cottage in Basalt. According to the original schedule, Tuesday would have been our rest day at Friends Hut.

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The night before, Sunday evening, we had a hard decision to make. Should we continue on to Friends hut?C. back home sent us the abbreviated weather and avalanche forecast via satellite messenger. Forecast @11k ft: MON: High 25F, winds 30mph from W. 1″ snow before sunset. Then 18″ overnight thru TUE AM. Temps drop throughout […]

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Ski Ascent to Tagert Hut

February 25, 2024
Emilie Phillips

This is the third post of the 2024 Colorado Hut Skiing trip. The trek up to Tagert starts on an unplowed road that bisects a groomed cross country ski area. The parking is rather confusing. We hoped we guessed right. At 10AM when we got on the trail, it was sunny and 10F. We all […]

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Four years ago, we attempted a ski vacation to a 10th Mountain Hut high in the Colorado Rockies. That didn’t go as well as we had hoped. Now, a little older and a little wiser, we were back to try another hut 11,300′ high in the Rockies. We booked the Tagert and Friends huts. A […]

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Skiing St Mary’s Glacier

February 20, 2024
Tyson Sawyer

It took me 3 days to ski St. Mary’s Glacier. I managed to fly out to Colorado ahead of Emilie and Isaac so that I could acclimate to the altitude. I arrived in Colorado on Sunday and drove up to my rented apartment located next to St. Mary’s Glacier at just over 10,000 ft. The […]

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